Mexican ALCOs...does anyone really know what's left?

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Mexican ALCOs...does anyone really know what's left?

Post by pablo »

I know there are a few sites that are dedicated to ALCOs abroad and in Central/South America, but is there anyone (or any site recently updated) that knows what's left, running or otherwise, down in Mexico?

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Post by N. Todd »

I recall hearing earlier this year that there were four six-axle Alcos stored at some railroad's shop, one of which was an ex-BC Rail M630W. From what has been gathered:

Existing:
Cementos Portland Nacional 2, RS11
FNM 8611, M630
Las Encinas 801, RS2
API Manzanillo S6, direlict
TAMSA 90-019, S6
TAMSA 90-040, S-2m


Preserved:
1 RS1
1 S2
1 RS11
2 C420
1 M424W
2 C628
2 PA1(?)

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Post by GOLDEN-ARM »

I agree with N. Todd, about the C-628's. Doyle McCormick told me personally, he inspected two C-628's, in a "museum" collection, as well as a third one, carbody and frame only, no trucks, or engine inside it. We were discussing the PA's, and how he got them, and where did he think the missing trucks were, when I asked about the C-628's. When I see him again, next week, I will get the town names, where all 3 were located. (2 towns) He did tell me the story of the C-Liner trucks, but that's another thread here..................... :-D

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Post by N. Todd »

I was never told the story of those C-liner trucks...
Whats up with this third C-628?

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Post by GOLDEN-ARM »

Third one was stripped, sitting behind a railroad shop building. The Alco PA trucks "disappeared, when he went to see them. The C-628, was in the same facility, as the PA's. Doyle knew of it's rarity, and looked it over carefully. (with 4 PA's accounted for, the C-628 is actually rarer, with only 3 known survivors, and the possible derelict hulk, left in the area of the PA storage site) The C-Liner tale, will appear in the FM forum, under the thread already there, about them. Regards........... :-D

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Post by N. Todd »

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPi ... x?id=71583
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPi ... x?id=71584

ex-FNM 8611 (M-630) doesn't look much different (less alternator) that it did two years ago. I'd be nice to have at least the hulk preserved.

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FNM 723 shows on another slide with 719 dated 2006. Are some of these still in service? Or is this a posting date?
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=333729
FNM 17 is interesting, dated 2004, must be one of the preserved PAs you've referred to.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... x?id=55682

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